Grateful Dead Live at Oakland Coliseum on 1990-12-04
Set 2: Eyes Of The World > Saint Of Circumstance, Ship of Fools, Truckin' > Smokestack Lightning > Drums > Space > The Other One > Wharf Rat > Lovelight
E: It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Huey Lewis plays harmonica on Lovelight -- good luck trying to find him in the mix
R.I.P. Sandy- aka "Bigfoot" He was a friend of mine who had nothing to do with this recording, but we sure do miss him! I'm almost sure that he was at this show. Sandy used to work for the catering company that did the GD shows at the Coliseum Arena, so he had a pass that let him in early. When they would open the doors to let the Dead Heads in he would go down to the floor & at the sweet spot up front, he would place a blanket for a few of us. He would then place a blanket right in front of the board for himself. In all of the years that I knew Sandy, I don't think he ever recorded the Grateful Dead.
Subject: Find your shoes
I had tics for all three nights at McNichols but none for Compton. I decided last minute to go to Compton, mainly for a warm, outdoor venue in December. So, this lil December tour, including New Years was to be were I parked the bus. If McNichols weren't as amazing as they were I doubt I would have ventured to Oakland for the New Years run.
No offense intended to those that like this era. It just wasn't the same for me. With the passing of hot seat from Brent to Vince/Bruce, I couldn't make the transition. I didn't enjoy Hornsby's solo career to begin with. I did like it when he played that big ole grand piano. That took me back & I appreciated it. Old Valley Road just didn't cut the mustard for me.
On a positive note, the Birdsong this night is terrific. Hornsby was a major contributor, & he complimented Garcia beautifully during The Other One. I do think Phil scared him a bit with a few of the bombs he dropped during the transition from space.
Subject: I was there!
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